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Herath spins SL to dramatic win

Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath grabbed seven wickets as Sri Lanka stunned India by 63 runs in a thrilling first Test in Galle on Saturday. The tourists, set a victory target of 176 runs, were skittled for 112 in their second innings after lunch on the fourth day to give Sri Lanka the lead in […]

It is vital to stop illegal connections and get supplies to industries and new entrepreneurs The government must heed the call made by the parliamentary standing committee on energy to put a stop to corruption and mismanagement in the country’s energy sector. It is long overdue for action to be taken against illegal gas connections. […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Saturday (August 15) celebrated her 70th birthday and sought blessings from people. Flanked by leaders of BNP and its front and associate organisations, Khaleda Zia clad in orange coloured saree, cut her birthday cakes at her Gulshan office at 9:00 pm to formally celebrate her birthday. The […]

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Deep homage was paid to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the National Mourning Day was observed across the country with befitting manner on Saturday marking 40th anniversary of his assassination recalling his struggle for achieving the independence of Bangladesh. Mujib was assassinated along with all but two of his family members by […]

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Almost 60% of the listed banks have witnessed an inflated bottomline in the first half of this year, despite fall in lending and deposit rates as well as political unrest in the first quarter 2015. The banks made profits after keeping provision for tax thanks to the central bank’s continued relaxation in loan provisioning norms, […]

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A week after Nagasaki, Tokyo had still not surrendered. A third weapon was already on its way and a dozen were to follow. American military archives reveal that if the Japanese had not surrendered on August 15, 1945, they would have been hit by a third and potentially more powerful atomic bomb just a few […]

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The idea of India

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This Independence Day let’s spare a thought for those Muslims who chose to migrate to Gandhi’s India Taj Mohammad Khan was a young Pathan when India was carved out on communal lines in 1947. He was a Congress activist in Peshawar and was greatly influenced by Mahatama Gandhi and Frontier Gandhi (Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan). […]

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Jewish Terrorists

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By Uri Avnery SOME OF my best friends demand that I write an article condemning unconditionally the “administrative detention” of Jewish terrorists. Three suspected terrorists have already been arrested under this procedure. They are members of a group following the teachings of Rabbi Meir Kahane (the leader is actually his grandson). Kahane was an American […]

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The US administration has renewed the GSP facility for the developing and least developed countries of the world after it remained suspended for last two years on expiry of the earlier legislation. But surprisingly, Bangladesh is the only country along with Russia which was excluded from the list of 122 beneficiary countries for duty free […]

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M. Shahidul Islam We’re into an era of crime galore, immunity bonanza, dictatorial dispensation and, socio-political anarchy. But that’s not supposed to be. Societies survive and thrive on a set of fundamental principles defined and fashioned by the consents of individuals who forfeit some fundamental rights to the ‘elected rulers’ in return for collective protection, […]

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Five persons have been killed in a “gunfight” with the members of Bangladesh Army in Rangamati’s Baghachharhi Upazila. The Army members claimed that the deceased were the members of Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS) faction while the JSS denied the claim. One of the deceased was identified as Rupayon Chakma, 30. OC Zakir Hossain Fakir of […]

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শাহ্ আব্দুল হান্নান ২০১৪ সালের সবচেয়ে শোকাবহ ঘটনা ছিল ১৬ ডিসেম্বর পাকিস্তানের পেশোয়ারের একটি স্কুলে তেহরিক-ই-তালেবান পাকিস্তানের বা তালেবানের হামলা। যার ফলে স্কুলের ১৩২ জন ছাত্রছাত্রীসহ ১৪১ জন নিহত হয়েছে। এসব ছাত্রছাত্রীর বেশির ভাগের বয়স দশ থেকে পনেরো বছর। তালেবান এ ঘটনা কেন ঘটাল? তারা কী চায়? তারা ইসলামি শরিয়ার প্রয়োগ চায়। পাকিস্তান সংবিধান প্রণয়নের […]

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